Anderson Cooper, silver fox, CNN anchor and king of on-air giggle fits, was surprised by his staff this week, when he realized the "Ridiculist" segment was about himself.
He began the piece thinking that he was about to discuss workplace annoyances, but the camera then revealed his own desk with a lit, basil-scented candle that apparently everyone else on his staff hates.
"Somebody told me I smelled," he said in response. "So that's why I got the candle."
There is currently a coup unfolding in Egypt, a diplomatic incident brewing when the Bolivian President's plane was diverted to Austria under suspicion of having Edward Snowden on board, and an anti-abortion battle being waged on the floor of the Texas Senate.
All of these important national and international events are unfolding, and yet CNN insists on nonstop coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in Florida, going so far as to broadcast the testimony of witnesses live on national television.
When Scott Pleasants, a criminal justice professor at Seminole State College, began testifying over Skype, several Skype users who were watching the broadcast found out prosecutor Rich Mantei's Skype address, and proceeded to bombard him with calls as he was examining Pleasants on the witness stand. Both Pleasants and Mantei tried to laugh it off, but it got a bit annoying after the fifth and sixth time the trolls called.